Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Re: Planning a trip up the East River, Timing?
If you start up the East River when it is dead low at the Battery you will be working against the current all the way to Hells Gate. If you wait until 3 hours after low water at the Battery to start up the river you will have the current with you all the way up to Hells Gate. If you wait as long as 4 hours after low water at the Battery you still have 4 hours to make it through Hells Gate with a strong current pushing you all the way.
That has not been my experience. I have done this route more than once to say the least. Do not for get about the issue of the Tide Gate.
There isn't a device on this world that can measure the indifference I have for that statement.